Foil Packet Dinners

These dinners are quick, easy and a fun way to get the whole family involved! I had a foil meal for dinner last night and it reminded me of my days camping in girl scouts! Whats fun about this dinner is you can add such a variety to the foil packet and it still turns out great! Just cut up whatever you have in your fridge and have each person in your family make their own meal! I tend to just toss in whatever I feel like having! Here are a few easy recipes (each makes one packet):

Carmen’s Packet
chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (you can use any protein for this basic foil pack!)
1 Tbsp olive oil
Mixed veggies (zucchini, onions, potatoes, peppers, carrots)
Spices as desired (I used chili powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt, and pepper)

Creamy Foil Dinner:
1/2 lb hamburger
mixed veggies
1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
salt, pepper, seasonings to taste

Chicken and Broccoli:
1 chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup cooked rice (look for brown rice!)
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
1 Tbsp ranch dressing
cheddar cheese as desired
seasoning as desired

Apricot Pork Chops
boneless pork chops
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 Tbsp soy sauce
frozen stir-fry vegetables
seasonings (I tend to add a little kick with some hot pepper)

Directions for all dinner foil packs
1. Mix all ingredients together or layer ingredients with protein on bottom of foil packet
2. Pinch foil packet closed so no steam escapes
3. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes, or until done.

If you are camping, use heavy duty foil and double wrap the foil packs so you have no spillage. Place packets on a grill or in the coals of a fire, not the fire itself. This is a great meal to make ahead of time for a camping trip – just keep in the cooler and throw on the fire when ready to eat!

You can also make breakfast!

Breakfast Foil:
1 frozen hash brown patty
2 eggs, scrambled, uncooked
2 frozen sausage patties
seasonings to taste
Cheese (add after cooking)

Directions:
1. Place hash brown on bottom, layer with other ingredients.
2. Bake at 350 or place in hot coals for 15 minutes or until done.

Enjoy and have fun with it!

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One response to “Foil Packet Dinners

  1. just found this recipe for orange peel campfire muffins! YUM! Makes me want to go camping!
    http://www.danlikesthis.info/2012/06/orange-peel-campfire-muffin/

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